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How Brands Become Icons: The Principles of Cultural Branding

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Coca-Cola. Harley-Davidson. Nike. Budweiser. Valued by customers more for what they symbolize than for what they do, products like these are more than brands--they are cultural icons. How do managers create brands that resonate so powerfully with consumers? Based on extensive historical analyses of some of America's most successful iconic brands, including ESPN, Mountain D ...more
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Published September 15th 2004 by Harvard Business School Press (first published August 31st 2004)
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Holt writes about cultural branding (as opposed to mind-share, emotional, and viral branding) through a series of case studies. His premise is that brands become icons, and see amazing success, by using their advertising to create myths and stories that address profound social tensions. He writes about a small group of brands that have (mostly accidentally) succeeded in this, and describes the importance of creative stories, rather than the typical set of brand adjectives, removed from any sort ...more
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Interesting and insightful. Along with Kevin Robert's Lovemarks, this would make a powerful tool in brand building and communication planning.
AMAZING BOOK! The book reveals the secrets of modern marketing, culture branding and brand-icons. I am fascinated!
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